So I ask the American commentators, please stop announcing that Landon Donovan is the “all-time U.S. leading goal scorer.” He is not. With 57 international goals, he’s not even in the Top Five.
The all-time U.S. leading goal scorer is Abby Wambach, with 167 goals, followed by Mia Hamm (158), Kristine Lilly (130), Michelle Akers (105) and Tiffeny Milbrett (100). In fact, Abby Wambach is the all-time leading goal scorer in the world, among all soccer players, male or female.
World Cup Soccer Stats Erase The Sport’s Most Dominant Players: Women (via cypher2)
It blew my mind (and should not have really) when I heard Greg Proops pontificate about this on TSMITW. Women’s football is basically invisible even when women are demonstrably better at it than men, going by those stats. I’m not a football fan but if I’m going to be bombarded by a sport I don’t care about at least let the bombardment acknowledge the women players too.
I attempted a quick drawing of these two royal teens but I really don’t like how it was turning out so up on the tumblr it goes as a sketch/failed WIP and I’ll try something else.
These are two of the (and as far as anyone knows the only) legitimate children of the current Emperor-in-Exile, under the protection of the Arcdragon. Princess Briar (16) is level-headed but a bit of a pushover. Her brother, Prince Thorn (14), is a swaggering, snivelling coward who holds dim views on commoners, lion tribesmen and women being allowed to inherit thrones he feels entitled to.
What exactly Dietrich thinks of his half siblings is unknown.
Quick modelling update.
Still very amateurish - I haven’t even TRIED to do the character’s hands. My hand modelling has a long way to go, and these ones are stylised in ways I’ve never attempted before. Trying to get bits of this character done properly has been informative as heck. I like to jump headfirst into things so I’ve learned about eighty different parts of the 3D creative process at once. If I were to start Hoth again I could already imagine things I’d do differently - I might actually go back and do that once I’ve finished this first one.
Yes, the leather jacket is yellow and the pieces don’t even fit together. I drew it too small so the garment making process is trying to mash poor Hoth’s arms into spaghetti.
If you see this and have some turnarounds on hand, send ‘em my way - I’ll eventually get around to practicing on them. Sooner or later I’ll make something decent!
Hey, you’ve expended exactly as much effort on modelling the hands as I did drawing them!
How did you find your own drawing style ?
I also got a chance to visit the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library for their Calvin & Hobbes retrospective. Teared up while looking at this specific strip, the final one. (at Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum)
Yes this strip
I still have all the calvin and hobbes collections from my childhood. what an important comic.
What is even happening any more
More 13th age NPCs: A couple of Knights of the Archdragon the players brefriended over the past few sessions. Their cloak colours show the order to which they belong - the bear to the Order of Unyeilding Scales, who are guards and protectors; the dragonkin to the Order of the Unblinking Eye, who are scouts, rangers and lookouts.
Practicing character modelling - thanks to Mr. Moon for drawing me a neat turnaround of one of his characters!
I think I’ve mostly got the basic body down. Now for the hands and head!
Hbomb and me have a kind of productivity art pact going on at the moment so I’m excited to see this progress!